Union Home Minister Amit Shah said class 10 and 12 board exams have been granted exemption from lockdown measures and special buses will be arranged for students by the respective state governments.
Taking the social media platform, the Home Minister said “Taking into consideration academic interest of large number of students, it has been decided to grant exemption from lockdown measures to conduct Board examinations for Classes 10 and 12.”
He also said social distancing, the use of hand sanitisers and the wearing of face masks would be mandatory for students.
Shah attached a letter from Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, in which it was also said thermal screening was compulsory at all exam centers. There will be no centers permitted in containment zone.
Earlier, the CBSE released the datesheet for 29 pending exams for the two classes would be conducted between July 1 and July 15.
“The Class 10 exams will be staggered on four dates starting July 1. First paper will be Social Sciences, while the next day students will be required to appear for Science exam,” Sanyam Bhardwaj, the Controller of Examination, CBSE said.
The results are likely to be announced in August. However, educational institutions are not among those allowed to re-open just yet.
Taking into consideration the academic interest of large number of students, it has been decided to grant exemption from the lockdown measures to conduct Board examination for classes 10th & 12th, with few conditions like social distancing, face mask etc, for their safety. pic.twitter.com/P4ULsmbPVv
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 20, 2020